The Smuggler's Rest, Cloghehead

Locally landed at Port Oriel, Clogherhead our seafood is fresh, healthy and mouthwateringly delicious. Why not sample a selection of local delicacies.

Our Sunday Menu

Starters & Lite Bites

Hearty Seafood Chowder


An incredible broth with chunks of locally sourced fresh, smoked fish and shellfish in a white wine-based sauce served with fresh soda bread. (1,2,3,4,7,9,12,14) *Ffo*

The Smugg Wings

€10.50 sml | €14.95 lrg

Hot / Cajun Spice / Bbq – Our famous crispy golden wings served with blue cheese dip and celery stick (3,4,6,7,10,11,12) *Ffo*

Scampi Tacos


Our famous panko coated Dublin Bay prawns with fresh mango and pineapple salsa with microgreens served in 2 warm soft taco shell and marie rose sauce (1,2,3,7,8,10,12)

Smugg-tastic Nachos


Warm nachos topped with our house hot sauce, chili beef, jalapeños and melted spicy cheese topped with a dollop of our sour cream sauce and guacamole (3,6,7,10,12) *Ffo*

Classic Moules Mariniere


Locally sourced fresh mussels cooked in a beautiful white wine, garlic, herb and cream sauce with fresh soda bread. (1,3,7,12,14) *Ffo*

Goats Cheese & Beetroot Salad


With candied walnuts and served with dressed baby leaf and balsamic glaze. (1,3,4,7,12) *Ffo*

Mains & Feasts

The Original Smugglers Scampi

€18.50 sml | €26.50 lrg

Dublin Bay prawns cooked to perfection served with fresh chips and homemade tartare and Marie Rose sauce (choice of cajun/lemon and pepper seasoning) (1,2,3,7,10,12)

Captain's Fish & Chips


Clogherhead fresh fish, served with fresh chips, garden pea purée and homemade tartare sauce (1,3,4,7,12)

Smugglers Spicy Prawn Linguini


Dublin Bay prawns tossed with garlic and chili, finished with spiced tomato sauce  (1,2,7,12)

Add Garlic Bread … €1.50

Crab & Prawn Pil Pil Combo


Dunany claws and Dublin Bay prawns in fresh herb and garlic butter, chilli and white wine sauce with toasted ciabatta (1,2,3,7,12) *Ffo*

The Beef Burger


8oz burger in a brioche bun with smoked cheese, sliced gherkin, crisp lettuce, pickled onion and Ballymaloe relish (1,3,7,10,12)

The Sloppy Smugg Burger


Grilled 8oz beef burger topped with chili mince, crispy onions, spicy cheese, toasted brioche, garlic mayo, iceberg lettuce (1,3,7,9,10,12)

The Chicken Burger


Chunky chicken fillet coated in our secret spices with crispy shredded lettuce, tomato, ruby slaw and garlic mayo (1,3,7,10,12)

Hot N Spicy Chicken Burger


The original burger with a twist! Coated In hot sauce, topped with jalapeños, spicy cheese on a toasted brioche with garlic mayo and crispy lettuce (1,3,7,10,12)

Smuggler's Butternut Squash Risotto


Sautéed butternut squash cooked in a white wine and garlic cream, finished with peas, baby spinach and parmesan shavings (7,9,12) *GFO*

Add Chicken … €3 or Add Prawns … €5

Smugglers Ribs


Slow cooked pork ribs in our homemade Tennessee honey whiskey BBQ sauce served with chips, ruby slaw and charred corn on the cob  (6,10,11,12) *Ffo*


Fresh Chips


Skinny Chips


Tempura Battered Onion Rings


Mash Potato


Side Salad


Garlic Ciabatta


Garlic Ciabatta With Cheese


Little Pirates Menu

Garlic Bread


Kids Soup Of The Day


Penne Pasta


in tomato sauce

Chicken Goujons


and skinny chips

Cocktail Sausages


and skinny chips



and skinny chips

Kids Fish & Chips


and skinny chips

Kids Burger


and skinny chips

Extra topping … €1.00

Baby Bowl


mash and gravy / mash and soup

Little Pirates Desserts

Kids Ice Cream - 2 Scoops


Strawberry, chocolate, vanilla, mint

Add marshmallows … 50c
Add rainbow sprinkles … 50c

Kids Brownie Sundae

The Smugglers Rest beef burger
The Smugglers Rest beef burger

1. Cereals Containing Gluten | 2. Crustaceans | 3. Eggs | 4. Fish | 5. Peanuts| 6. Soybeans | 7. Milk | 8. Nuts | 9. Celery | 10. Mustard | 11. Sesame Seeds | 12. Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphates | 13. Lupin | 14. Molluscs.
*Please Inform Your Server About Any Allergies*

*Ffo* Free from gluten option

Come and see, eat and admire Louth. Sealouth is a new scenic seafood trail that captures what’s best about County Louth’s 70 km+ coastline, the stunning scenery and, of course, the finest local seafood. For more info ask any member of staff and make sure to check out the website

Welcome to The Smuggler’s Rest, Clogherhead

The Smuggler's Rest

Harbour Road,
Co. Louth.
A92 XH2D

041 988 9302

[email protected]

Opening Hours

5pm - 9pm (food, bar late)
5pm - 9pm (bar late)
1pm - 7.30pm (bar late)
1pm - 7pm (bar late)

Enjoy ALCOHOL sensibly. Visit 

Monday - Wednesday

Available for private party bookings

Thursday - Sunday

Bar available until late

See Our Party Menus